Tascam FW-1082 or Presonus Firepod

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by sunflute, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. sunflute

    sunflute Guest

    Tascam FW-1082 or Presonus Firepod
    I am looking for a Digital interface with Mic pres and firewire, that's both reasonable and good sounding (Is there such a device?)

    Any thoughts on the above mentioned interfaces or other ones like them, in the same price range will greatly appreciated?

    Thank you so much,

  2. funkbomb

    funkbomb Guest

    i heard mackie makes digital mixers with firewire and a very large headroom. Try the Onyx series.
  3. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I have a Tascam FW-1884 and I love it. I like the pres on board better than the low-mid level Presonus pres, but that is just my opinion.

    A lot of people have had trouble with the Tascam units, but I'm one of the lucky ones.....zero problems.

    Sorry I wasn't much help.
  4. I have had the chance to use the PreSonus Firepod and thought it sounded good enough for the money, but the build is of Behringer calibur. Not to mention it uses a "wall wart" transformer as well is pretty much all TRS besides the flimsy XLR jacks in the front. I would go with the Tascam unit, as it probably does not have the crappy quality of the FirePod.

    Just my opinion,

  5. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    In my opinion....the Tascam units are heavy and feel like a brick $*^t house when you pick them up. I've heard stories of the faders burning out, but I had mine 2 years now and only small driver conflicts in Windows, but I think it is the fault of my PC, not the board.
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